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‘Rhythm Lab Radio’ powers up with Super Hi-Fi for next-gen station experience

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“Rhythm Lab Radio,” the weekly show hosted by Tarik Moody from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee that redefines the urban sound, has partnered with Super Hi-Fi, the global leader in AI services for the music industry, to produce an entirely new online version of the award winning on-air broadcast.

The new station, found at hyfin.org/rhythmlab, will be an extension of the existing weekly broadcast, with similar music selections, hosting and production, but will deliver a 24/7 experience for public radio listeners to enjoy the full-features of “Rhythm Lab Radio” at any time of day.

Tarik Moody, HYFIN program director & Rhythm Lab Radio host and creator

“Radio Milwaukee and ‘Rhythm Lab Radio’ have experienced success in our industry by embracing new technology and change,” said Moody. “This partnership with Super Hi-Fi is an essential experiment, not just for ‘Rhythm Lab’ but for public radio as a whole. The new station is a case study in what’s possible when you pair public radio’s expert curation abilities with the power of AI technology. Our strong belief is that this is going to change the game of radio.”

“Enabling radio stations with our AI-powered scheduling and automation tools provides a whole new kind of scale and efficiency, but most importantly allows music programmers to focus on what they do best: delivering incredible entertainment to their listeners,” said Zack Zalon, CEO of Super Hi-Fi. “In this case, we have an opportunity to demonstrate how public-radio stations can extend their existing programming into the online sphere in a completely new way, to build deeper relationships with listeners … whenever and wherever they consume their music.”

Zack Zalon, CEO & Co-founder Super Hi-Fi

Hosted by Moody, “Rhythm Lab Radio” redefines the urban sound with a mix of jazz, electronic, hip-hop and soul music. Since 2005, the show has introduced listeners to new artists that test boundaries and make music that does not fit neatly into a single box.

88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM 88.9) has been a positive force for Milwaukee on-air, online and in the community since its 2007 launch. Through its creative programming and content, Radio Milwaukee utilizes a multimedia platform to create a better, more inclusive and engaged community. The station’s two channels — 88Nine and new Urban Alternative channel HYFIN — each broadcast and stream a unique blend of musical styles, amplify Milwaukee-based artists, and share Uniquely Milwaukee stories that foster engagement and positive change.

In addition to hosting “Rhythm Lab Radio,” Moody is also the Program Director for new channel HYFIN (WYMS-FM 88.9 HD2, hyfin.org) and has brought his expert curation and commitment to Black music to this pioneering Urban Alternative format.

Super Hi-Fi is a modern, AI-powered music experience engine that allows for individually customized listening experiences across streaming services, broadcast radio, and audio publishing. Listeners benefit from distinctive and engaging audio experiences that allow them to enjoy music, news, weather and other relevant thematic programming in a fluid, precisely stitched flow. The company’s platform uses advanced AI to source, produce, manage, deliver and seamlessly connect any type of audio content at scale and in real-time.

For more information about Rhythm Lab Radio, please visit https://radiomilwaukee.org/rhythm-lab-radio-syndication.

Written by: Tarik Moody

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